There is no doubt that Pardew was handed a poisoned chalice when he took on the job. With no money to spend and needing to make savage cuts in the playing staff ultimately, the blame lies with the board who are responsable of breaking up one of the best West Ham sides ever. With their appointment of Roader and the lack of investment in the squad they have destoyed a side that could have been the basis of WH being in the Prem for the next 10 -15 years. I have been a supporter of Pardew and I think that he has bought in good enough players with little or no budget to win this league but... Tactically he is not up to it. The side is never settled it changes every week. We are in a goal slump of very worrying proportions. If we go one goal down that is more or less it. Players do not know their role in the side. They play well for a half then get pulled off for "tactical reasons" Take today, he goes into the game with one up on a damage limitation agenda. Next away game he may go with an attacking formation. How can the players ever play to a system? We have never been able to win more than two games on the trot. I feel sorry for Pardew but unfortunately he is not the answer. Unless the club has a change of direction we are destened to be mid table at best.